Collateral Damage by Elisabeth Grace: Excerpt Reveal and Giveaway

Collateral Damage by Elisabeth Grace: Excerpt Reveal and GiveawayCollateral Damage by Elisabeth Grace
Series: Limelight #3
on February 19th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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Hollywood It Girl, Francesca Leon, has just landed the biggest role of her career…one that could clinch an Oscar nomination and open doors. If she’s going to move her career to the next level and work with top directors, she has to nail this part — and keep her sexy, but unreliable leading man from screwing everything up.

Team Calder

Bad boy Calder Fox is the son of Hollywood royalty and fresh out of rehab after his best friend’s death sent him on a downward spiral of drugs and alcohol. While his fans still love him and the paparazzi stalk him, he’s never taken life, or anything about his career, seriously. He may be charming and drop-dead gorgeous, but if he doesn’t stay sober, he could ruin Frankie’s future and expose her long-hidden family secret to the voracious media.

Behind the scenes

Things heat up during filming and have the potential to become hotter, deeper, and much more real. But can Frankie trust Calder with her secret? Or is he doomed to sabotage his own happiness yet again?


Excerpt

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We made our way down the red carpet, my mom and Brock hanging back again so this end of the press line could get their pictures of me. Meanwhile, the press continued yelling questions at me—as if I could decipher what they were saying. Even so, I was sure I heard Calder Fox’s name a few times. What was that about? Maybe they wanted a sound bite from me after Calder’s big exposé with Diane the week prior? Screw that, he’d gotten more than his fair share of attention in the press this week.

One of the red carpet handlers approached me and asked me to head over to the press line so I could give some interviews. I walked up to Missy, one of the entertainment reporters I’d enjoyed speaking with in the past, figuring I’d start off on an easy note.

“Francesca, you look amazing tonight. Who are you wearing?” she asked, smiling wide to showcase her perfectly white teeth.

“This is Valentino.” I kept my focus on her so I wouldn’t find myself squinting at all the flash bulbs or blinking rapidly like I had something in my eye.

“Absolutely stunning.”

“Thank you.” I smiled at her.

“So before I ask you any questions about the film we’re all here for tonight, I need to know how you feel about Calder Fox taking over Jake Radley’s role in your next project, Collateral Damage?”

My smile faltered for a second. I know it did. I recovered quickly but seriously though—what the hell? Collateral Damage was supposed to be my big break into the mainstream and solidify my position as a serious actress. And I was starring in it with Jake—a reliable, likable, seasoned co-star. Not an unreliable screw-up like Calder.

“P-pardon?” was all I could manage.

“Now that Jake’s father is sick and he’s removed himself from the project…how do you feel about working with Calder given his recent troubles?” Missy pushed the microphone in front of me, waiting for her sound bite.

I opened my mouth to answer—to say what, I wasn’t sure, because my mind was still reeling with the news. But before I could say anything, a warm hand wrapped around my waist, pulling me back into a hard body.

“Oh, come on, Missy. You know you can’t believe everything you read in the press.” Calder’s warm laugh reverberated through me, sending tingles cascading throughout my body.

I looked up at him in confusion and he answered me with a smile, that practiced Hollywood grin that made all the ladies swoon. All the ladies but me.

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About Elisabeth Grace

I have a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! I currently live outside Toronto, Canada with my hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share my love of reading and writing with others.